50 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Laxton’s Progress #9, Greater Progress, and Blue Bantam) (Pisum sativum) 58-65 days. A leading large-podded, home garden, heirloom variety. The Progress #9 Garden Pea is a superb tasting old-time favorite, bearing large 4-5″ pods, with 6-9 peas each. Wrinkled, dark-green seeds are of fine quality. Dwarf vines grow to 15-20 in., and when grown close together in a block will support each other and choke out weeds. This is our favorite way to grow many of our peas and beans! This variety originally developed in Britain. Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt.
Planting Instructions for Progress #9 Pea Seeds
Progress #9 PPeas are a cool weather crop, that like well drained soil and plenty of organic matter to assist with moisture retention. Direct sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Peas as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Plant Progress #9 Pea seeds in full sun, 1-1½” deep, 1 – 2″ apart, in rows 18-24″ apart. Pea seeds should germinate in 6-14 days at 45-75°F. No need to thin plants. Provide a trellis or other support for climbing varieties. Heirloom / Open Pollinated Bush Pea varieties usually do fine with a short trellis or planting in a block so Pea plants support each other. Harvest Progress #9 Shelling Peas when pods are full and plump and peas are tender; Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snap Peas when the pods start filling out but are not yet fully mature; and Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snow Peas when pods are approx. 3″ long and still flat, before seeds start to fill out.